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Living in Soho in Central London: living the high life?

Historically known for its nightlife, synonymous with smoky bars and clubs, Soho is reinventing itself as a new neighbourhood where the movie media industry mingles with trendy city dwellers.

The big news in the area is the imminent arrival of Crossrail, which marks the dawn of a new era in this neighbourhood.

The largest local project will be the redevelopment of Tottenham Court Road Tube Station to accommodate the new Elizabeth Line. It includes a new entrance for this new high-tech station, and a new ticket office at the junction of Oxford Street and Dean Street.

This new station will be one of the busiest in London with more than 200,000 passengers a day, many of which will enjoy the busy streets of the surrounding district.

The arrival of this Crossrail has triggered a real estate boom in this corner of the neighbourhood.

Once Paddington’s Abbey Wood service becomes operational next year, commercial and residential development will begin: new office buildings, boutiques, and a new 350-seat theatre in place of the historic London Astoria Theatre.

The residential real estate market will however remain limited: an English mix of beautiful Georgian houses, apartments above shops, lofts and new developments.

If you want to join the list of famous Soho residents such as the painter Canaletto in Beak Street, the poet Shelley in Poland Street or Karl Marx who lived in Dean Street, you will need about £ 3’000 a month for a flat with two rooms, renovated and well located.

At this price, you will be able to enjoy the Bohemian Soho life!

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